My brother (T10/11) was injured six months ago. My mom turns him during the night to prevent pressure sores. My mom applied for some sort of special bed that would take away the need to manually turn my brother, however, she received notice that she was denied.

My question to all of you is what should my mom do? Is it true that my brother needs to be turned every two hours throughout the night to prevent pressure sores?

For six months my mom has been running on very little sleep. If anyone has any suggestions for my family, please reply to this message.

My mom is under the impression she must turn my brother every two hours when he is sleeping because he has lost a lot of weight over the past six months(he is 18 years old and approximately 130 pounds)and she fears he is more susceptible to pressure sores.

Please advise. Thank you in advance.